Proper heating in winter: what level should I set the heating to?
Created: 11/30/2022, 12:50 p.m
By: Robin Dittrich
Heating costs are constantly increasing.
Many consumers are therefore wondering what level they should set the heating to.
Here are some tips.
Hamburg – Gas and electricity prices are higher than ever.
Consumers in Germany are therefore wondering where they can best save in the gas and energy crisis - and as much as possible.
Many household appliances offer a lot of savings potential - for example, the power consumption of a television costs more than many people think.
And you can also save when heating 2022.
This is the best way to adjust the heating to save gas and money.
Ideal temperature living area:
20 to 22 degrees
17 to 18 degrees
18 to 19 degrees
20 to 22 degrees
Save with the heating in winter 2022: At what level should I heat?
German consumers are facing a difficult and above all expensive winter.
Gas and electricity prices have exploded, many are wondering where they can save at home.
A lot can be saved, especially with heating, if you set it correctly when heating 2022.
When it comes to heating, every single degree counts – but consumers should not believe any heating myths.
The levels on the heater do not stand for how quickly the heater heats up - but for the temperature that it can reach with it.
Save with the heating in winter 2022: This level should be set when heating.
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Stage 1 of the heating, for example, stands for almost twelve degrees Celsius when heating.
The temperature rises by four degrees in each of the other levels of heating - level 5 for heating means 28 degrees Celsius.
In order to save with the heating, consumers should set the right level in winter 2022.
But what is the right level to save on heating?
It all depends on the room.
Each room should have a different temperature.
Temperatures of 20 to 22 degrees are acceptable in the living room and bathroom.
It should be cooler in the bedroom – 17 to 18 degrees is enough there.
Stages on the heater and their meaning:
12 degrees Celsius
16 degrees Celsius
20 degrees Celsius
24 degrees Celsius
28 degrees Celsius
The kitchen is in between the recommended degrees, there should be 18 to 19 degrees.
Although some consumers certainly like it warmer, care should be taken when adjusting the heating.
Every degree less saves around six percent of energy.
In order to save money with the heating in each room, it should be set differently in each room in winter 2022.
In the living area and the bathroom level 3 is appropriate, in the kitchen between 2 and 3 should be regulated.
In the bedroom, even a setting just above level 2 on the heating could be enough.
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Save with the heating in winter 2022 with the right heating tips
German consumers are often unsure as to when the heating really needs to be turned on.
High heating costs tend to speak in favor of turning the heating on as late as possible.
The general heating period is from October 1st to the end of April.
Otherwise, this can be expensive, especially in old buildings, because the walls there cool down faster and there is a risk of mold.
The heating should also not be switched off at night, as this can sometimes be much more expensive than heating permanently.
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In the living rooms there is certainly a small leeway in terms of the temperatures that should be maintained.
If one degree less doesn't bother you, you should turn the heating down a bit to save on gas and money.
In addition, ventilate properly: It is better to ventilate the room two to three times a day than to open the window permanently - although there is a winter mode and a trick for windows.
Then nothing stands in the way of saving with the heating in winter 2022.
It will be expensive one way or the other, but you can still save with a few tricks - not only with gas, but also with electricity.
For example, there is a simple flashlight trick to save on the fridge.